Loyola University Chicago is a Catholic, Jesuit institution. The school was founded in 1870 and has grown to serve more than 15,000 students. Loyola offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study as well as master's degrees in over 70 areas of study. The most popular majors for undergraduates at Loyola include business administration and management; communication arts & sciences; social work; psychology; biology/biological sciences; and political science/international relations.
In addition to the undergraduate experience, the university offers graduate studies through its School of Law and Graduate Studies program. Students who choose this option will be able to take advantage of a number of special programs such as the Center for Urban Research & Service Learning (CURLS), which provides students with opportunities to participate in community service projects throughout Chicago neighborhoods like Pilsen or Chinatown during their time at Loyola University Chicago.
The campus itself sits on 24 acres near downtown Chicago—and while there are plenty of opportunities available off campus too (including shopping trips into nearby Michigan Avenue), many students live on campus because they want access to all that living there has to offer: dining halls serving up delicious homemade meals every day; recreational facilities like swimming pools, gyms located around campus with free weights machines/weight training equipment and cardio equipment for use by anyone who wants them (this includes free personal trainers).